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GNU ddrescue 1.25 released
Antonio Diaz Diaz
GNU ddrescue 1.25 released
Wed, 04 Mar 2020 17:50:06 +0100
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I am pleased to announce the release of GNU ddrescue 1.25.
GNU ddrescue is a data recovery tool. It copies data from one file or block
device (hard disc, cdrom, etc) to another, trying to rescue the good parts
first in case of read errors.
GNU Ddrescuelog is a tool that manipulates ddrescue mapfiles, shows mapfile
contents, converts mapfiles to/from other formats, compares mapfiles, tests
rescue status, and can delete a mapfile if the rescue is done.
The homepage is at http://www.gnu.org/software/ddrescue/ddrescue.html
The sources can be downloaded from http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/ddrescue/
http://download.savannah.gnu.org/releases/ddrescue/ or from your favorite
The sha256sum is:
This release is also GPG signed. You can download the signature by appending
'.sig' to the URL. If the 'gpg --verify' command fails because you don't
have the required public key, then run this command to import it:
gpg --keyserver keys.gnupg.net --recv-keys 8FE99503132D7742
Key fingerprint = 1D41 C14B 272A 2219 A739 FA4F 8FE9 9503 132D 7742
Changes in version 1.25:
* Default constructors have been added to classes Block and Sblock.
(Reported by Rosen Penev).
* A failure in 'make check', happening when testing under a directory
with spaces in the name, has been fixed. (Reported by David Morrison).
* In rescue mode, any non-finished subsector that is now found during the
initial read of the mapfile will be joined to its corresponding sector (if
it is also not finished), marking the whole sector with the less processed
state, so as to make sure that sub-sector data will not be discarded from a
successful read during the rescue. (A subsector is a block smaller than the
sector size). (Reported by David Burton).
* The time needed to write the mapfile is now excluded from the mapfile
save and sync intervals. (It seems that some mapfiles take 7 seconds to
write). (Reported by David Burton).
* Ddrescue now extends the output file using 'ftruncate' if it works,
because it is slightly more efficient.
* Large numbers in messages (like device sizes) are now printed in groups
of 3 digits separated by underscore '_' characters to make them more readable.
Please send bug reports and suggestions to address@hidden
Antonio Diaz, GNU ddrescue author and maintainer.
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